The Grinderman album was a side project of Nick Cave and various members of his Bad Seeds backing band.
This song includes the lyric "I've been listening to Women's Hour/ I've been listening to Gardener's Question Time," which references two programs that are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Cave during an interview with Mojo magazine March 2009 at his Brighton home, commented: "Gardener's Question Time, well who can resist? I don't listen here, though, it's while I'm driving. And then I'm no gardener, so halfway through it you think, What the F—k? Why am I listening to this? And the character in the song isn't me, he's a sexual predator who listens to Women's Hour to get tips on chat-up lines and the way women think. Songs can become excruciatingly personal so you can't help but write in a guarded way…So lyric writing is about obscuring the truth, writing in a way that doesn't really reveal all that much… about yourself."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.